Kidney & Urinary System : Health & Medical
Urinary tract infections also known as UTIs can affect men just as they affect women. A bacterial infection is the cause of a UTI in men and can lead to a multitude of symptoms and discomfort. If not treated, the infection can potentially move to the kidneys causing further complications.
Aspergillus is a common fungus found in the air, soil, decaying plants and in the human body. There are over 185 species of Aspergillus, 20 of which can cause infection in humans. Aspergillus infection from any of these 20 species is common, especially in people with compromised immune systems. Most
Jeffrey Berns talks to Perry Wilson about a key study that found creatinine levels lower than expected in dialysis patients, and that as levels decreased, mortality increased.
Does training nurses for placement of Coude catheters improve care and allow for better use of health care resources?
Kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease or stage 5 chronic kidney disease, requires a special diet. Incorporating the appropriate foods into your lifestyle can help block toxins from accumulating in the body between dialysis sessions. When in the end stage of kidney failure, a renal di
The aromatic Sassafras albidum, "Sassafras," is a deciduous tree growing to a height of 30 to 60 feet and a spread of 25 to 40 feet. The fragrant root bark is an ingredient used in teas, soaps and root beers. This tree makes a stunning addition to landscapes with its yellow flowers, bright green, th
Whether for a single dose or a long-running medication, patients receiving intravenous fluids as part of their medical treatment are exposed to the components that are a necessary aspect of intravenous medications. The supporting components of intravenous drugs ensure a patient's health is protected
What are accountable care organizations, and how could they potentially change the delivery of kidney disease care in the United States? This new article explains.
Bladder control is what stops the flow of urine from your bladder. The inability to control your bladder, or incontinence, is not only a medical problem, but a social one. There are numerous causes ranging from infection, to nerve damage, pregnancy, and stress. To gain more control over your blad
This study suggests a link between renin-angiotensin-aldosterone blocker therapy and contrast medium-induced nephropathy.
Jeffrey Berns poses a question to Medscape readers: Why does sodium thiosulfate cause acidosis?